Published Thursday, 21 November 2019
Waverley Borough Council has paid tribute to the council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Jack Lee, who passed away earlier this week.
John Ward, Leader of Waverley Borough Council, said: “Councillor Lee was elected as an Independent councillor for Milford in May this year and has played an incredibly active part in the work of the council since then.
“He was on a number of committees, including the Central Planning Committee, Licensing and Regulatory Committee, two Licensing Sub-Committees and the Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee. As Waverley’s Armed Forces Champion, he played a leading role in raising awareness of the dedication and sacrifices made by current and ex-armed service personnel in the borough. He was also very passionate, committed and active in finding new ways for the council and wider community to support servicemen, women and veterans.
“Councillor Lee was a very hard-working member, and was committed to making both the village of Milford, and the entire borough, a great place to live. He was a well-respected, kind and good-humoured gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him.
“Our deep condolences go out to his family and friends.”
As a mark of respect, the flag at The Burys will be flying at half-mast on Thursday.
Councillor Lee’s family have requested that the media respect their privacy at this sad time.